The Goonies ARE a group of friends, both old and new who enjoy taking our time and relaxing in this virtual world. I would like to think that we are friendly and outgoing. We have many helpful and knowledgeable members.
The Goonies ARE NOT a leveling guild. While we may help members sometimes by running an instance or 2, or help out with quests, gear, etc, this is not something that we claim to be, nor should anyone expect this of us. We all have REAL LIVES, that we expect all members to put first.
The Goonies ARE a guild that raids a few times a week. We strive to see new things, but on our own terms. We do not require a member to be “geared” in order to go places, even tho we may lose an encounter now and again.
The Goonies ARE NOT a raiding guild. We don’t put raids ahead of other things. No raids are mandatory, and no one is berated for not showing up.
Being the type of guild that we are, we know that not everyone will be a good fit, nor may want to stay because of our pace. If it isn’t for you, there are no hard feelings when someone moves on, but we expect our members to tell us they are leaving, in the very least. We expect that when a main character leaves, that the alts of the character go also. If you don’t like it here as one, one would assume it goes for all. This may be handled differently on a case by case situation, depending on whether there is communication between the member leaving and the officer corp. If you just up and leave on your main character, you should expect that alternates will be removed. This is just a heads up so that this comes as no surprise.
As officers, you can expect us to attempt to treat everyone with the consideration that we would like to be treated with. We won’t always get it right, we are after all human, but we will strive to be fair and impartial in our decisions. We have set a new policy, where any major decisions will require that at least 5 officers have discussed and come to a conclusion, and of these, decisions will go by majority.
Now a note on guild recruitment….we don’t recruit. If you have a friend that you think would like it here, and who understands who and what we are, by all means, we would welcome them aboard. All new members stay as an initiate for 30 days. New members have full chat access, etc. About all that they cannot do at this time is use the guild bank. After 30 days, if there have been no incidents they become a member. Promotion beyond this is usually left up to the officers, and is done at no set time, if ever.